Further on with Calcium
Posted Monday, July 28, 2008

A new clinical trail published in June's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that taking calcium supplements on a daily basis may reduce the risk of bone fractures by 72%. This adds to the growing evidence of the benefits of calcium with vitamin D, as is reflected in the Lewin Group's Health Impact Studies.

Stephen Daniells has a nice write up of the 14.8-year longitudinal study which is where it was originally brought to our attention. Below is a quick excerpt and and link back to the article.

"Emphasizing the importance of the supplements, researchers from University Hospital Zurich and Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire report that the benefits were no longer observed when supplementation was stopped."

Calcium pills beat fractures in new clinical trial

 

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